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2021-08-01 5:09:52 PM  
No, because we have distilleries in the region, and breweries as well. We shall overcome.

Some of the flyover states, maybe not so much.
 
2021-08-01 5:13:44 PM  
I get beer at the supermarket, and the sale prices haven't been too great lately. Plus the good stuff seems to sell out quickly and isn't restocked right away. I don't drink hard stuff, so I don't know if that is affected where I live.
 
2021-08-01 5:53:45 PM  
Good. Make it illegal and substitute weed instead. I'm sure no one in the country will have any problem with this.
 
2021-08-01 6:01:03 PM  

hubiestubert: No, because we have distilleries in the region, and breweries as well. We shall overcome.

Some of the flyover states, maybe not so much.


Uhhhhhhhh hubie, the distilleries and breweries don't have anything to put their products in (cans, bottles, kegs).  So either you better be well-stocked on your personal growlers for BYO, or they're serving right out of the tap into glasses or your mouth.

Everything from the labor market and the sudden re-opening of bars to a lack of glass bottles and aluminum cans is blamed for liquor shortages reported in Winooski, Vermont; Durham, North Carolina; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
"I've never had it this bare," a bar manager in Durham, N.C. told the local ABC news station.

It's not just the lack of glass that has small breweries and distilleries grumbling. A lack of packaging materials (from the paper for labels to the crowns that sit on top of bottles) are also causing disruptions for liquor sellers of all stripes. "We can produce the beer," Mac McHugh, the general manager of Heidelberg Distributing Company, Ohio's largest beer and spirits distributor told ABC Action News. "Our brewers have plenty of beer. They just don't have bottles and kegs and cans to put it in."

Some states saw the glass shortage coming a few months back. In early May, distillers in Minneapolis, Michigan began to sound the alarm about the lack of glass bottles. Back in May, Copperwing, a distillery based in St. Louis Park, was already running low on the 375 mL and 750 mL glass bottles they sell their spirits. The distiller was looking into "alternative" forms of bottling, the company told CBS News and was worried that they wouldn't be able to get their products out to consumers this summer.


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2021-08-01 6:02:26 PM  
Yep, aluminum shortage thanks to Trump's stupid ass tariffs.
 
2021-08-01 6:13:10 PM  

Jake Havechek: Yep, aluminum shortage thanks to Trump's stupid ass tariffs.


Too bad Democrats aren't smart enough to, you know, either attempt to fix this or better yet, do exactly what the GQP does and make this a political issue.  Boy it sure would be great if Biden was all like "Man I went down to the store in my Trans-Am to get some beer and they were all out of my favorite and my backup choice, I asked the guy behind the counter what was up and he said the the distributor and the brewer were all out of aluminum cans due to Trump's stupid tariffs."  I'd love to see it and watch as the GQP lost their shiat at Joe Biden relating to Joe Six-Pack(less).
 
2021-08-01 6:46:35 PM  

null: hubiestubert: No, because we have distilleries in the region, and breweries as well. We shall overcome.

Some of the flyover states, maybe not so much.

Uhhhhhhhh hubie, the distilleries and breweries don't have anything to put their products in (cans, bottles, kegs).  So either you better be well-stocked on your personal growlers for BYO, or they're serving right out of the tap into glasses or your mouth.

Everything from the labor market and the sudden re-opening of bars to a lack of glass bottles and aluminum cans is blamed for liquor shortages reported in Winooski, Vermont; Durham, North Carolina; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
"I've never had it this bare," a bar manager in Durham, N.C. told the local ABC news station.

It's not just the lack of glass that has small breweries and distilleries grumbling. A lack of packaging materials (from the paper for labels to the crowns that sit on top of bottles) are also causing disruptions for liquor sellers of all stripes. "We can produce the beer," Mac McHugh, the general manager of Heidelberg Distributing Company, Ohio's largest beer and spirits distributor told ABC Action News. "Our brewers have plenty of beer. They just don't have bottles and kegs and cans to put it in."

Some states saw the glass shortage coming a few months back. In early May, distillers in Minneapolis, Michigan began to sound the alarm about the lack of glass bottles. Back in May, Copperwing, a distillery based in St. Louis Park, was already running low on the 375 mL and 750 mL glass bottles they sell their spirits. The distiller was looking into "alternative" forms of bottling, the company told CBS News and was worried that they wouldn't be able to get their products out to consumers this summer.


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I do work in a restaurant. We have supply chains. And I have bartenders who lurve me me enough to ply me with gin to keep me smiling. Or at least know that if they ply me with gin that I'll keep my cooks off their backs.
 
2021-08-01 6:54:11 PM  
looming?  It's already happening where I live.
 
2021-08-01 7:18:54 PM  
No such thing where I live.

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2021-08-01 7:22:09 PM  
I got a local macrobrewey. Several local microbreweries and a distillery.

I'm good
 
2021-08-01 7:25:14 PM  
I can get growlers filled with beer. But there isn't  something similar for my local distillery
 
2021-08-01 7:40:56 PM  
- Check honey stock.

- Check yeast stock.

I'm good.
 
2021-08-01 8:00:08 PM  
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2021-08-01 8:04:11 PM  
I bought a case of nice cognac from Trader Joe's in December, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread...
 
2021-08-01 8:19:48 PM  
No panic here.  Stopped drinking to lose weight and haven't missed it.

Sucks for you all, though.
 
2021-08-01 8:24:32 PM  
Meh, I'm not picky, I'll drink whatever's available.
 
2021-08-01 9:12:31 PM  
I think we use more rum making banana sauce for pancakes than we drink. Vodka is an ingredient in baked goods (not pancakes). Gin and tonics for hot weather.  But mostly, we drink wine and local beers. Worst case, I can take a cornie to a brewpub, get five gallons for $70-100 and stick it in the keggerator.

And I can brew beer or make mead. I have ingredients for both.
 
2021-08-01 10:14:44 PM  
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh wow.
 
2021-08-01 10:36:14 PM  
I keep seeing stories about all of these shortages. I have yet to see anything that isn't available.
 
2021-08-01 10:39:38 PM  

abhorrent1: I keep seeing stories about all of these shortages. I have yet to see anything that isn't available.


TFA only listed three states.
 
2021-08-01 11:07:28 PM  
I know we can't keep up with Stainless Steel and Aluminum demand out of the foundry that I supply Quick Melt Lime to.
Literally, as soon as the ingots are stable enough to travel down the road they're being shipped.
Still semi molten in the cores.
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2021-08-01 11:11:02 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: I know we can't keep up with Stainless Steel and Aluminum demand out of the foundry that I supply Quick Melt Lime to.
Literally, as soon as the ingots are stable enough to travel down the road they're being shipped.
Still semi molten in the cores.
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2021-08-01 11:28:52 PM  
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I have some really neat vids of the molten steel being casted but they're too large of a file for Fark.
 
2021-08-01 11:50:12 PM  
Liquor? Good thing I drink beer.
 
2021-08-02 12:06:02 AM  

kdawg7736: Liquor? Good thing I drink beer.


theres a can and bottle shortage
 
2021-08-02 1:14:45 AM  
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make your own, lazybones.
 
2021-08-02 2:57:04 AM  
Oh how we laughed at Canada, but now our hubris has come home to roost.

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/Boxed Wine will show us the light
 
2021-08-02 3:37:42 AM  

Smackledorfer: Elva Ramirez
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh wow.


I'mma have to agree at the incredulity that this person should cover hospitality.
 
2021-08-02 6:15:25 AM  

DrunkenBob: Oh how we laughed at Canada, but now our hubris has come home to roost.

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/Boxed Wine will show us the light


It is overpriced but this is a great countertop dispenser. https://boxxle.com/collect​ions/boxxle
It keeps all of the air out (a plain bag can burp) and thus doesn't have to be refrigerated (which works well for red table wine). I have had one for a few months and love it.
 
2021-08-02 12:40:49 PM  

null: Jake Havechek: Yep, aluminum shortage thanks to Trump's stupid ass tariffs.

"Man I went down to the store in my Trans-Am to get some beer and they were all out of my favorite and my backup choice, I asked the guy behind the counter what was up and he said the the distributor and the brewer were all out of aluminum cans due to Trump's stupid tariffs."


Except he couldn't string together that many words. You know the thing.
 
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